A proposed statue with a Chinese face sparks resistance and debate in Monterey Park
Southland Institute

How you feel about Monterey Park's Cascades Park fountain depends on who you are. To some longtime residents, the multi-tiered waterfall and the Athena statue that tops it are nostalgic reminders of the city's past, when a Greek developer named Peter Snyder decided to build Midwick View Estates, a 1920s luxury community of Spanish- and Mediterranean-style homes, to rival Beverly Hills or Bel-Air.